- Peter believes that our view of retirement is very much dependent on how we currently view our work life
- He advocates focusing on the kind of retiree you want to be and stresses the importance of planning day-to-day activities
- He believes understanding where you will get your self esteem from is just as important as financial planning
- Peter believes that if you are active in organising your retirement so that your response is not reactive, the more in control you will be and more satisfied you will be.
Understanding your vision for retirement
Self-esteem is an absolutely key area in retirement, as of course it is throughout our lives. Your self-esteem can take a real hit when you retire. You need to a) recognise this and understand that it is both common and entirely understandable for some people and I count myself in this group, b) appreciate that you need to take steps, before you retire, to consider where your self-esteem will come from.